The Minton Company created majolica in 1851 in England. Henry Minton designed this colorful earthenware for the new wealthy middle class that was booming from the Industrial Revolution . When Queen Victoria took a liking to majolica, it became the new rage. As a result, Wedgwood, George Jones, Holdcroft and smaller earthenware companies began making majolica. Eventually Germany, Austria, America and France started making it as well. Each country’s majolica had its own style, character and even colors. Majolica went out of fashion with the dawn of a new century. However, in the 1980s, collectors renewed their interest in the colorful Victorian pottery and as a result it has become highly collectable today. Majolica even made Forbes Magazine in 1993 when a George Jones tureen sold for $84,000.
Collectors know that Dearing Antiques is the place to find majolica. Below is a sampling of our extensive collection. Let us help you find the perfect piece. Call, email or visit Dearing Antiques today.